So it’s been two days since I’ve been back home and I’m just starting to get myself back into a rhythm again. The pace I’ve been going lately has been fun but exhausting. Not only is it nice to slow down a bit and recover my energy, but I’ve pretty much been forced to do so since I brought home a rather unexpected souvenir from my trip — a sprained foot.
I gotta tell you, driving from LA to the Bay Area with a sprained foot is not my idea of a fun time. But I’m grateful that it was my left foot, otherwise, I don’t know how I would have been able to drive home. The foot is healing nicely and, while still very swollen, I can actually walk around now without too much of a limp.
Okay, enough about my foot. Let’s talk about the con. So you’re probably wondering which cast members appeared this year. Well, the answer is none.
This is the first I-ManiCon ever where this has happened. We all know that there are no guarantees. Things happen and this year they happened to everybody at the same time. Vince had a family reunion, Mike was out of town for a wedding, Eddie was in rehearsals for a play, Paul was doing who knows what, and I don’t have a clue about Shannon.
It pays to be flexible when going to an I-ManiCon. It also pays to stay in town a few extra days. Mike flew into town Sunday evening and stopped by the hotel where we were staying for a short visit. He was an absolute sweetheart to do so because he was exhausted from his trip and he still had an hour’s drive home that night. By the way, Mike and Sarah are having another boy and he’s due in November.
Paul was able to meet us at a restaurant in Santa Monica on Monday night. He brought a couple of friends with him and we had a great time.
The con itself was a fun reunion of old friends and a meeting of new ones. We did the typical con activities such as play games, watch I-Man videos, go out to eat…and this year we also had a poetry/song reading.
I’m afraid I failed miserably in the picture-taking department. I was all set to take pictures of the cast at the con, but they didn’t show up and I forgot to take my camera with me when we met with Mike and Paul. So once again I am dependent on others for pictures, which I hope to have in a week or two to show you.
Overall, it was a great time. Staying in LA a couple of extra days gave us time to do some sightseeing and gave us the flexibility to meet with Mike and Paul.
I’m looking forward to next year and hoping that all the cast can attend and more fans can join us in the fun!